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We fired two missiles at Saudi Arabia, say Yemen's Houthis

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That largely means three groups: The Yemen government, the Houthi rebels trying to oust the government, and a Saudi-led coalition trying to prevent the rebels from succeeding because they're seen as a proxy for Iran. The war has left almost 10,000 people dead and unleashed what the United Nations describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis. More than 10,000 people have been killed in the war in Yemen and 8.4 million are on the brink of starvation, the panel said. Read More »

McConnell forms 'gang' to talk honoring McCain, doesn't mention renaming Russell

In his adopted state of Arizona, where he lived for well over 30 years, McCain will lay in state in the state capitol on Wednesday and on Thursday, there will be a funeral service at North Phoenix Baptist Church. "It would be a fitting tribute to a man who considers his service here in the Senate, headquartered in the Russell building, where his beloved Armed Services Committee also resides, the most significant of his distinguished career", Schumer said. Read More »

Pompeo vows USA will 'vigorously defend' against Iran court challenge

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Iran's 2015 nuclear deal, brokered when Barack Obama was still in the White House, imposed restrictions on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program in return for the lifting of most USA and global sanctions against Tehran. Iran is claiming that President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear was a breach of a 1955 treaty with the US. Read More »

Britain supports 'legal' land reform in SA, says Theresa May

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Other countries she has been scheduled to visit include South Africa and Kenya. The prime minister's trip comes a week before the huge Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing. The Prime Minister's deputy official spokeswoman said: "The visit will also emphasise that it is in the world's interest to help secure African jobs and growth because if we do not then conflict, poor work prospects and economic instability will continue to encourage migration, unsafe journeys to Europe". Read More »

After "Lifeless" Comment on Buhari, Trump meets with Kenyan President

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He also met business executives of leading United States companies during which he witnessed investment deals worth Dollars 238 million (Sh24 billion) signed between Kenyan and USA companies. Uhuru and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta were received by Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the South Portico, before briefly posing for pictures for the waiting press. Read More »

John McCain’s family remembers the man they loved

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Born Aug. 29, 1936, McCain was a former Navy pilot who was held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam for five-and-a-half years. "I've known great passions, seen fantastic wonders, fought in a war and helped make peace". Bush is among those expected to speak at McCain's funeral. But, ulitmately, even Donald Trump respected him. "He was a public servant in the finest traditions of our country". Read More »

Judge Blocks Online Plans For Printing Untraceable 3D Guns

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On Monday, US District Court Judge Robert Lasnik granted the states' motion to issue a preliminary injunction - a more considered and presumably more durable version of the temporary order. "It take virtually no imagination to perceive the direct connection", he wrote. "While the court appreciates the earnestness with which this commitment was made at oral argument, it is of small comfort to know that, once an undetectable firearm has been used to kill a citizen of DE or Rhode Island or ... Read More »

Tehran will help rebuild Syria, says Iran defence minister

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Iran and Syria have signed an agreement on defense and technical cooperation during a visit by Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami who reiterated Tehran's commitment to the Arab country's security . The two countries have had strong ties for years. Bolton said Putin had agreed that "Iranian interests in Syria were not conterminous with Russian interests in Syria and that he would be content to see the Iranian forces all sent back to Iran". Read More »

Dershowitz: 'Greatest Risk' to Trump Is From NY Prosecutors, Not Mueller Probe

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The president has denied both women's allegations. "If they can target President Trump, they can target you, they can target anyone, ' he said on 'Fox & Friends" Monday morning. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY could spell the greatest peril for Trump because of the lack of constitutional protections for the president at that level. Read More »

Trump reportedly nixed statement praising life of John McCain

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According to screenshots of the conversation posted on Twitter by Arizona political reporters, the aide, Jonathan Williams , wondered if it was "just a coincidence" that the announcement of McCain ending medical treatment came the day Ward was launching a statewide bus tour, her big push before Tuesday's primary. Read More »

United States war hero, senator, presidential candidate John McCain dies

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Trump's brief Twitter statement said "hearts and prayers" are with the McCain family. Near the driveway to his ranch in Sedona, Arizona, a sign read "Sen McCain, thank you for your service". Today the warrior enters his true and eternal life, greeted by those who have gone before him, rising to meet the Author of All Things: "'The dream is ended; this is the morning". Read More »

Tropical Storm Lane dumping torrential rain on Hawaii

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The heavy rain on the Big Island has led to mudslides, road closings and rescues. This "decoupling" of the two centers of circulation is the mark of death for tropical systems, but as the continuing deluge on the Big Island exemplifies, weakened tropical systems can be just risky. Read More »

Taylor Robertson SpotMe: Tribute to Madden Shooting Victim

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Katz carried two handguns, including one equipped with a laser sight, into the tournament venue but only fired one of them, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams told a news conference Monday. Court documents say a psychiatrist at that time administered antidepressants. In an interview after Katz' victory, he said he was underrated and that "I think personally I'm one of the better players". Read More »

West coast wildfires prompt east coast special air quality statement

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But despite this, Madryga said widespread smoke is expected to remain, and that British Columbia (B.C.) Interior will still be "very smoky" on the weekend due to the wildfires. By Thursday evening, VanHorn said Spokane should see a fairly significant upgrade from the weeks-long trend of bad air. Ozone concentrations are expected to remain high in the area until at least August 24. Read More »

17,500 Dutchmen gave DNA samples for murder probe. Now, an arrest

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Brech was found after a tip-off from another Dutchman, named by the Telegraaf as Erik. Since he went missing this April, investigators said, Brech had lived in outdoor shelters and abandoned houses across Western Europe. A search of his property allowed detectives to find DNA traces, which they say link him to the killing of Verstappen. Police distributed photos of Brech on Wednesday, saying that his DNA matches samples taken from the clothes of the murdered child. Read More »

Some Kids Killed in Chicago Fire Were There for Sleepover

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At least one firefighter was injured and was hospitalized in good condition. Officials have not determined a cause of the fire. This is a developing story . 'I can't live without my babies, ' one woman cried. Officials and family members say eight children were killed in the blaze, and two teens remain on life support. Read More »

John McCain Dead At 81(HBO)

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Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. " John McCain , a true friend of the Philippines and one of our champions in the United States Congress", Cayetano said in a statement . "And that has made all the difference, my friends, all the difference in the world". Arizona law stipulates that Ducey must select a successor from the same party as McCain, but the Republican governor has been ambiguous about who may fill the senator's seat. Read More »

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe returns to Iran's Evin prison after three day release

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According to Richard Ratcliffe, his wife went to see Iran's deputy prosecutor with her lawyer on Sunday morning and was told she would not need to return to jail immediately. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, from Hampstead, north London, told her daughter "the next time she saw her, it would be forever, not just for a few days - for proper freedom, not just for furlough" and that "next time they will go back to London to be with daddy". Read More »

Fire kills 19 at resort hotel in China's northeast

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Those hospitalised had inhaled toxic smoke or suffered burns, CCTV said, adding that an investigation is underway into the cause of the fire. By 11:30am, the government said, firefighters had searched the site thoroughly, with 19 injured people having been taken to hospital , of whom one later died. Read More »

Late Senator John McCain Remembered as 'True Supporter of Israel'

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McCain stopped receiving cancer treatment last week, his family saying "the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict". Tributes to McCain continued to pour in from former USA presidents, members of Congress and foreign leaders while Trump golfed on Sunday. Critics on Saturday blasted for president for the seemingly superficial nature of his words for McCain. Read More »

Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, dozens of pages

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The verdict is due on the same day that a U.N mandated fact-finding mission will release its report on the Rohingya crisis. Last August, the Myanmar army started a brutal crackdown in Rakhine state in response to attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on police posts and a military base. Read More »

Pope declines to comment on Cardinal McCarrick allegations

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Francis, talking to reporters aboard the plane returning to Rome from Dublin, said he would "not say one word" on the 11-page document, in which the former official says Francis should resign. Pope Francis speaks during the Festival of Families at Croke Park during his visit to Dublin, Ireland, August 25, 2018. He said Francis asked him about McCarrick when they met on June 23, 2013, at the Vatican's Santa Marta hotel where the pope lives, three months after Francis was elected pope. Read More »

Flake says Senate does not want Trump to fire Sessions

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This Executive 1 instructed that Cohen be paid "payment for services rendered" in the exact amounts as the payouts from Cohen to both women. American Media Inc's National Enquirer supermarket tabloid was involved in making the payments, according to news reports . Read More »

Turkey says military solution for Syria's Idlib would be a disaster

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As Western-backed moderate Sunni rebels have surrendered or retreated in the previous year, Washington appears to have given up on its longtime goal of toppling Assad and has focused on two other objectives: stopping any further use of chemical weapons by Assad and curbing Iranian influence in Syria . Read More »